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10 Great Ice Cream Stops in The Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Posted on July 10th, 2018
  How do we stay cool in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes? Beaches and ice cream of course! No matter which beach you bum or trail you travel, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of 10 local shops with frozen treats to keep you chill: Lily enjoys a blue moon ice cream cone on a hot summer d…

Complete Summer Guide to Waterfront Dining in Alpena

Posted on June 14th, 2018
  Relaxing lakeside is a way of life here in Alpena, Sanctuary of the Great Lakes. As soon as summer shines upon us, we live, breathe, and hashtag that “lake life” like there is no tomorrow! Whether it be on the Great Lake Huron, one of our surrounding inland lake…

Your Quick Guide to Inland Fishing in Alpena

Posted on March 22nd, 2018
Ryely & Gavin have a successful day on the Long Lake Narrows; photo courtesy Charles Kennedy Nothing is more authentic to the Alpena area than fishing. When the morning sun is peeking out from a blanketed horizon, the silhouette of a rod and reel can be seen casting along Thunder Bay River on your w…

10 Ideas For Winter Adventure in Alpena

Posted on January 4th, 2018
Old man winter wraps Norway Ridge in a beautiful blanket of fluffy white! Winter photography by Laura Wolosiewicz The hustle and bustle of the holidays are now over. This is the time when the full effects of a true northern Michigan winter start to wash over us, bringing feelings of cabin fever, …

Alpena’s Most Shareable Photos

Posted on August 30th, 2017
Where else can you get a photo-op with the dinosaurs, swim with over 100-year-old shipwrecks, and capture the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets?! Alpena is the place to be for capturing the best sharable photos.  Covered Wooden Bridge & Water Tower Located at Duck Park (corner of Ch

Have You Fished This National Bass Hot-Spot?

Posted on July 26th, 2017
Check out bass fishing in Alpena, Michigan! Alpena is known for some of the best bass fishing in the State of Michigan, and in a state that boasts more than 11,000 lakes, that says a lot! Fletcher’s Pond, Hubbard Lake, Grand Lake, and Long Lake are four of the state’s twenty largest lakes, and they a…

Top 5 Camping Hotspots in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Posted on June 14th, 2017
Photo courtesy of Travis Morasky The beginning of camping season is officially upon us here in our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, which begs the question, “where to camp?” We asked our fans on Facebook where their favorite spots to camp in the Alpena area are, and here is the list we have co…

Catch Major League Fishing in Alpena on Saturday Afternoons

Posted on April 4th, 2017
Mark your calendars! The new season of the Outdoor Channel​’s Major League Fishing Two Alpena viewing locations to suit you! (the top rated fishing show!) airs Saturdays, April 1st through May 6. Why is this show so special? Because it was filmed right here in the ALPENA area! So don&…

5 Essentials for a Summer Weekend in Alpena

Posted on August 24th, 2016
Pack your bags and get ready for relaxed outdoor adventure on the tranquil bay that is Alpena. We’ve created a short list of the essentials you must pack to get the most out of your summer “Sanctuary Experience” We’re making our summer list and checking it twice!  …

Top Spots to Enjoy a Sunset in Alpena

Posted on July 6th, 2016
From Dark Skies to Sunrises, Alpena has your late nights and early mornings covered. Offering the brightest and clearest views of the night sky that turn into those first orange hued rays of a beautiful sunrise, kissing the waters of Lake Huron. It’s truly magnificent. But what…